New features in the Freezerworks 2015 8.1 update – now available

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This update has a number of great new features. Below we feature the top four. For a complete listing of features and corrections included in this update, see our release notes using the link at the bottom of the page.

Integration/link tool with SQL Views right on your Samples Entry Screens

SQL Views are easy to set up and display information from other databases on samples and patients using key field links.  This read only feature is Available in Ascent and Summit editions.

Above: Freezerworks is being used to manage samples collected for clinical trials studies. Using SQL Views, Freezerworks is linked with an SQL database managed by the Pathology Department. Freezerworks is displaying selected data from that database that is considered relevant. The link between the two here is made by using the Patient ID field that is common to both.

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How HemaCare improved business productivity with Freezerworks

Built on a 37-year history in apheresis collection, HemaCare Bioresearch Products and Services is a trusted research partner and leader in human primary cell and tissue collection, processing and cell therapy. Located in Van Nuys, California, HemaCare provides high-quality biological material derived from normal and mobilized peripheral blood, bone marrow and cord blood needed to ensure quality research outcomes that meet the unique needs of the scientific community.

Above: Left and middle: Fresh Leukaphersis collection and isolated cell processing. Right: Cryopreserved cells in liquid nitrogen (LN2) storage
Above: Left and middle: Fresh Leukaphersis collection and isolated cell processing. Right: Cryopreserved cells in liquid nitrogen (LN2) storage

As biomedical companies like HemaCare adapt to meet the growing needs of their customers, it is necessary to be flexible. For such companies operating in a heavily regulated environment, powerful yet configurable software can help meet these challenges and take advantage of new business opportunities. Today, Freezerworks’ sample management software plays an important role in managing the movement of blood products in a global market from production, storage, sale and shipment. And, because of Freezerworks’ configurable nature, HemaCare officials are now looking at ways to expand its use in a timely and seamless manner to meet those new opportunities.
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Use the IQ/OQ Validation Package for a More Rapid Implementation

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Looking at a lengthy timeline for validating Freezerworks in your regulated environment?

Let Freezerworks help cut that timeline significantly through our IQ/OQ Validation Package.

The IQ/OQ validation package is a set of test script templates to be used with Freezerworks for installation and operational qualification validation. These scripts are constructed with a basic laboratory configuration that covers a wide range of metadata and security level testing across each functional feature of Freezerworks.
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What Sets Freezerworks Apart?

Superior Database Design

When we developed the first version of Freezerworks in 1992, we did it with true configurability in mind. This means your workflow is supported by Freezerworks rather than your workflow needing to adapt to the software.  The configurable nature of Freezerworks further ensures it will continue to support your workflow as your needs and processes change and grow. A competitor may provide similar functionality in many areas. However, Freezerworks excels in how that functionality is integrated into your existing operations.

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3 Reasons Your Facility May Have a Greater Need For Management Software Than You Realize

Don’t underestimate the value of having sample management software. Though you may think that your facility is doing just fine without sample manager software or sample tracking software, you may have a greater need for a more competent, digital system than you suppose. Consider the following.

There Are a Lot Samples Out There
There’s a lot of samples out there, so much so that the sheer volume can make it all difficult to manage. Believe it or not, the number of tissue samples in U.S. biobanks alone has been estimated to have reached more than 300 million by the turn of the century. Since that time, it’s increased by about 20 million per year.
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The Growing Importance of Web-Enabled Biobanking Software

If you are part of a biorepository or institution that does clinical research, you understand the importance of sufficient sample tracking and workflow management. While achieving these results in an efficient way can be difficult, the advancements in biobanking software have made it possible to find exactly what your lab needs to do your job correctly.
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Product News: Freezerworks 2015 Released

Mountlake Terrace, WA – July 1, 2015

Freezerworks today announces the release of Freezerworks 2015, a major upgrade of the popular and long standing sample management program.  The upgrade offers advanced patient data management and security along with a number of feature improvements in usability.  The upgrade also integrates its two laboratory sample management programs, Basic and Unlimited, into a new single platform. Current owners will be able to upgrade their versions of either product into one of three editions. The single integrated platform offers a greater number of features for current users of both programs.
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New Freezerworks Logo Unveiled

The new logo represents a new day for a software program that is already well regarded in the laboratory research community

Mountlake Terrace, WA  –  March 30, 2015

On April 1, 2015, Dataworks Development, Inc.released a new logo design for its laboratory information management system in anticipation of the release of their latest product, Freezerworks 2015. This software upgrade will feature some significant and important changes, and the company says it wanted a new logo to symbolize this fresh start.

To highlight the company’s roots in the Pacific Northwest and its proximity to the area’s mountain ranges, Freezerworks 2015 has chosen a decidedly alpine theme. The upgrade integrates the basic and premium versions of its software into a single platform and offers users three editions to choose from: Base, Ascent and Summit.

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The Role of Freezerworks in CAP Accreditation Success

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) accreditation program for biorepositories is relatively new, having begun in 2012.  The Genetic Resources Core Facility (GRCF) Biorepository and Cell Center at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine recently became the twelfth biorepository accredited by CAP.   According to its Director, Melissa Olson, PhD, the process, which she describes as a “major reorganizational effort”, was well worth it.

CAP accreditation, famous for its detailed checklists to ensure that quality policies and procedures are in place, offers for the biorepository “an overall outline to look at every aspect of this industry and make sure that all the pieces work together,” Olson said.  And even though an inspection can sound like a way to ensure sleepless nights, the end result – standardization – is actually stress-reducing.

Melissa Olson, PhD, Director of the GRCF
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Making Life Easier in a Nobel Prize Lab

A Spotlight on the Laboratory of Cellular Physiology and Immunology at the Rockefeller University

“Perhaps my favorite thing about Freezerworks is that I spend less time working on weekends and more time with my wife and dogs.”

James Pring
Co-Facilities Manager
Steinman Lab at Rockefeller University

Founded by Nobel Laureate Dr. Ralph Steinman, the discoverer of dendritic cells, the Laboratory of Cellular Physiology and Immunology at the Rockefeller University in New York City works to further understand the nature of the immune system and how it relates to dendritic cells. In order to accomplish their goal of using this information to produce real-world benefits, researchers here are currently running a proof-of-concept trial that target antigens within antibodies of dendritic cells in vivo as well as 3 adjuvant trials.
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